Our mission: Meeting the needs of a diverse community through music study, outreach and performance.


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Welcome to Evanston's Community Music School

Who We Are

The Musical Offering is a musical home for beginners to bloom and for more experienced musicians to explore their craft. We are proud of our process-oriented teaching philosophy, professional and friendly faculty, investments in local schools, and partnerships with arts organizations equally committed to making music more accessible to all. More at our About Us page.



Musings of a Transplanted Southerner on a Life in Music

January 21..The Myth of The Eternal Child


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Summer Registration Underway

Visit our Registration page to sign up for our Summer Session, which started June 6!




Don't Miss out! There Are Still a Few Slots for MO's Musical Theater Summer Camp

Transform your ensemble, rehearsal, and performance skills! Take your writing, acting, singing and/or composing skills to a new level! Learn more here.






Music Marathon '17
May 20-21 and June 3

Our Music Marathon is a three-day schoolwide perform-athon that supports the school's mission and the MO's Scholarship Fund and offers a fun recital opportunity at the end of our programming year.

This event is by far our largest student performance event of the year, showcasing MO students in a series concerts.  The Music Marathon is also our largest — and only – student-driven fundraiser of the year. As such, our school counts on this to be both an artistically and financially successful event.
All proceeds from this event – Students’ Entry Fees, Sponsorships collected – will go to the MO’s Scholarship Fund. To support our efforts, you can donate here.
Our top fundraising students will be announced soon!